Why We Can't Wait Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Summer of Our Discontent.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As a first step of the meetings with the white Senior Citizens Committee, some of the merchants agreed to remove what?
(a) The Bull Conner signs from their stores.
(b) Signs with only white people on them.
(c) The food and drinks that the Negro community didn't like.
(d) The jim-crow signs from their stores.

2. In "The Summer of Our Discontent," MLK states that our nation was born how?
(a) In violence.
(b) In anger.
(c) In genocide.
(d) In acceptance.

3. Who said, "Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God"?
(a) Paul.
(b) Martin Luther.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

4. The results of the March 5th election showed that no candidate had a clear victory. The city had to hold a run-off vote when?
(a) The fourth week in March.
(b) The second week in April.
(c) The first week in April.
(d) The third week in March.

5. Who "ruled" Birmingham with terror and racist rule?
(a) Fred Shuttlesworth
(b) George Wallace.
(c) Bull Connor.
(d) Miles Anderson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does MLK state the moderates were doing for the Negro instead of asking him to stay in his "old ghetto"?

2. MLK describes having to tell his six-year-old daughter something with stammered speech. What is it he's talking about having to tell "your" six-year-old daughter?

3. What does MLK see as the great stumbling block that the Negros face?

4. Who was the insurance broker that joined other Negro leaders that met with the white Senior Citizens Committee in Bull Connor's Birmingham?

5. How many steps does MLK say that a nonviolent campaign has?

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